St. John, New Brunswick

ENGLISH SCHOOL, early 19th century

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From Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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Watercolour over pencil, on early card mount. Inscribed on verso of mount. A fascinating view of St.John, New Brunswick, showing Fort Howe, with two voyageurs in the foreground. The city of St. John, situated at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy, is the largest city in New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Following the French and Indian war, the region north of the Bay of Fundy formerly part of the French colony of Acadia, was merged into Nova Scotia and a permanent fortification on high ground was built at the mouth of the river. The city was officially formed by royal charter in 1785. This lovely early 19th century view by an unknown but talented amateur artist shows two voyageurs looking eastward across the harbour with the growing city in the distance. Clearly visible, and the tallest structure in the small city, is Trinity Anglican Church, constructed in 1791. Bookseller Inventory # 18847

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